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Chapter 11: Careers in Exercise Science
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The minimum current education required to practice physical therapy.
Advanced Professional Degrees
MD, DC, DD, DO,DPT
Advanced Educational Degrees
MS, EdD, PhD
Providing certified documents showing that an individual is able to perform certain functions or actions
A professional organization that administers exams for certification, licensure, or registration
Proof that an individual or institution has passed an evaluation and has met certain predetermined standards for a specific profession
- The ability of an individual to engage in their profession legally
- Often varies among states
Who are required to attain licensure to practice as a professional?
Health care professionals! Physicians, nurses, physica/occupational therapists, and dietitians
- documentation of professional qualifications
Registration is similar to what?
LIcensure, except a licenses professional generally has a broader range of professional practice
- an individual involved in the prevention, treatment, and rehab. of injuries recieved by athletes
*Must be cerified and in some states...licensed
Description of certification
Individual, instiution, of educational program is evaluated and recognized as a meeting certain predetermind standards through successful completion of a valid and reliable examination
Description of licensure
Granting of premission by a competent authority (usually a goverment agency) to an organization or individual to engage in a practice or activity that would otherwise be illegal
Description of registration
Recording of professional qualification information relevant to government licensing regulations; similar to licensure, except that scope of practice is uaully more narrow than a license professional
What are the 3 types of biomechanist?
Clinical, sport, and ergonomics
Focuses on the mechanics of injury and the principles of prevention, evaluation, & treatment of musculoskeletal problems
Examinds factors of human movement associated with exercise and training for the purpose of improving sport and athletic performance
What is ergonomics?
The study of the interaction between humans, the objects they use, & the environments in which they function
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
health professionals responsible for:
- Health & Fitness assessments
- exercise prescriptions
- monitoring effectiveness of interventions
Clinician Exercise Physiologist work with who?
Healthy and diseased individuals in a variety of employment settings
A health professional who deals with assessing and advising patients on health effects regarding nutrition
How do Dietician help patients and clients?
1. Developments and assists with the implementation of nutrional programs
2. Advise patients and clients on health & diseased related conditions (weight loss, diabetes control, HBP, & cholesterol reduction)
Who do dietician/sport Dietician work with?
Perform counseling to healthy & diseased adults, children, as well as athletes
Exercise & Sport Psychologist
Work with healthy and disease individuals, and athletes of all perfomrnace levels to enhance the psychological components related to successful performance
Exercise and sport psychologists' principles are used where?
In a variety of employment settings!
Wellness/fitness industry, athletinc training, coaching, and clinical exercise and rehabilitation
A licensensed professional involved in the prevention, treatment, and rehab. of illness AND injuries
*Have a definsed scope of practice
A licensed professional who assists individuals with physically, mentally, emotionally, or developmentally criplling conditions to maintain or recover working skills & daily functions
How do occupational therapist help individuals?
Help individuals learn or regain the ability to perform activites of daily living, including dressing, preparing meals, and eating
Individuals that assess functional capacity of others and develop exercise programs for increasing health and fitness
What benefits a personal trainer? (Or getting a career as one)
Strong academic background in exercise physiology, biomechanics, fitness assessment, exercise prescription, exercise psychology, & nutrition
A licensed professional responsible for developing treatment and rehabilitation programs to improve range of motion, reduce pain, and improve mobility
How do physical therapist help patients?
1. Conduct evaluations of muscular fitness, ROM, & muscule/joint functions
2. Used information to develop and implement individualized treatment programs for patients
A licensed professional who works under a medical doctor in the prevention, treatment, & rehabiliation of illness and injuries to individuals
Besides the physician, who else does a physician assistant work with?
Work with other allied health professional to provide preventitive care to a wide range of healthy & diseased individuals
Public/ Private School Teacher
Licensed professional work works to help children, adolescents, & young adults develop motor skills, health, and physical fitness within a school setting!
Who must graduate from a NCATE-accredited program and pass a national licensing exam?
Public and private school teacher
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Individual involved in the development of specialized training programs for athletes.
Strength & Conditioning coaches work with a variety of individuals on what?
Increased muscular strength and endurance, CV fitness, flexibility, & movement skills in effort to improve performance
Wellness and Fitness Professional
An individual who works with the general public to develop fitness programs to increase wellness and fitness
Examples of wellness & fitness industry professionals
Individual and group exercise leaders, fitness directors, operations or facility manager, club manager, or general manager
American Council on Exercise
Organization commited to enriching the quality of life through safe and effective exercise
American Alliance for Health, Phys. Ed., Rec, and Dance
Organization that helps professionals improve their skills and abilities to futher enhance the well being of the public
American Association of Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab
Organization that helps improve the care and quality of life for all patients with heart and lung disease
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation provides educational & networking opportunities that do what?
Inform individuals of new advances, current legislative, and reimbursement initiatives
American College of Sports Medicine
Organization that provides support for individuals with an interest in exercise and health
American Society of Biomechanics
Organization that develops ideas on how biomechanics can be applied to the improvement of health and physical performance
American Society of Exercise Physiologists
Organization committed to the professional development of exercise physiology
Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Organization that promotes the ethical practice, science, and advocacy of sport & exercise psychology
International Society of Biomechanics
Organization that forms international contacts between scientists, promotes the dissemination of knowledge, &forms liaisons with national organizations
International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Organization that provides allows for the exchange of ideas for sports biomechanics researchers, coaches, and teachers
International Society of Motor Control
Organization dedicated to the development of research in the area of movements of bioligical systems
National Athletic Trainers Association
Organization that develops and presents the most advanced info. regarding injury prevention and rehab.
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Organization that develops advanced info. regarding strength & conditiong practices, performance enhancement, & injury prevention
U.S Government Agencies
- U.S Department of Health and Human Services
- National Institutes of Health
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- Office of Public Health & Science
Examinations for individual certifications generall include what 2 components?
Written & interactive
TO retain certification, certified individuals are usually required to obtain what?
Continuing education units CEUs
Factors that compromise the missions of the CDC
1. Detecing and investigating health problems
2. Conducting research to enhance prevention
3. Developing and advocating sound public health policies
4. Inplementing prevention strategies
5. Promoting healthy behaviors
6. Promoting healthy behaviors
7. Fostering safe and healthful environments
8. Monitoring health
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